Stanford White


Stanford White was an American architect and partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. He designed a long series of houses for the rich and the very rich, and various public, institutional, and religious buildings, some of which can be found to this day in places like Sea Gate, Brooklyn. His design principles embodied the "American Renaissance".… Read More

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1853 Birth Born on November 9, 1853.


1878 24 Years Old In 1878, White embarked for a year and a half in Europe, and when he returned to New York in September 1879, he joined Charles Follen McKim and William Rutherford Mead to form McKim, Mead and White. … Read More


1884 30 Years Old In 1884, White married 22-year-old Bessie Springs Smith. … Read More
1887 33 Years Old A son, Lawrence Grant White, was born in 1887.
1889 35 Years Old In 1889, White designed the triumphal arch at Washington Square, which, according to White's great-grandson, architect Samuel G. White, is the structure White should be best remembered for. … Read More


1895 41 Years Old He also designed the Cosmopolitan Building, a three-story Neo-classical Revival building topped by three small domes, in Irvington, New York, built in 1895 as the headquarters of Cosmopolitan Magazine.
1898 44 Years Old He also designed Cocke, Rouss, and Old Cabell halls at the University of Virginia, and rebuilt The Rotunda (University of Virginia) in 1898, three years after it had burned down (his re-creation was later to Thomas Jefferson's original design for the United States Bicentennial in 1976). … Read More
1902 48 Years Old In 1902, he designed the Benjamin Walworth Arnold House and Carriage House in Albany, New York, and he helped to develop Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower, his last design. … Read More


White’s presence at the roof garden theatre of Madison Square Garden on the night of June 25, 1906 had been an impromptu decision. … Read More
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